Allergenic Cupressaceae (cypress family) pollen concentrations in Turkey


BIÇAKÇI A., TOSUNOĞLU A. , Altunoglu M. K. , ÇELENK S., Erkan P. , CANITEZ Y. , ...More

ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI, vol.8, no.1, pp.1-12, 2010 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12
  • Keywords: Cupressaceae, Cupressus, Juniperus, pollen, hypersensitivity

Abstract

Cupressus and Juniperus airborne pollen grains, belonging to the Cupressaceae family and causing respiratory system allergy by inhalation, have an important place among aeroallergens. In this study, airborne pollen studies were carried out in Turkey, and the monthly changes in Cupressaceae pollens rates in 57 regions were evaluated. Results of the studies showed that the highest numbers of Cupressaceae pollen grains were recorded between march and may.